• Battery Bank Design Course

    Battery Bank Design Course

    Battery Bank Design Course (CPD Accredited)

    Developed by Gerhard Pretorius (B.Ing) and Riaan Barkhuizen (Pr. Ing)

    In June 2016 we launched our Battery Bank Design course. This course was developed by two graduate engineers, Gerhard Pretorius and Riaan Barkhuizen. Since then we've had to update the training material numerous times as this is definitely an area of rapid development. As we speak we are in discussion with battery distributors in terms of latest developments in the market.

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  • Battery Bank Design Course Framework

    (Developed by Gerhard Pretorius and Riaan Barkhuizen)


    The objective of this training course is to inform and educate individuals (with sufficient technical qualifications) on battery bank design and installation particularly for renewable energy storage. PLEASE NOTE: This is a technical course and not an information session. It is preferable that the attendee has previously attended a Solar PV Installers course.


    1 Day Course

    Target Audience

    -            Electricians wanting to expand into renewable energy market

    -            Current Solar PV Installers wanting to increase their product and technical knowledge

    -            Other technically qualified individuals who are interested in the renewable energy market


    -            Be able to design and specify a battery system as a storage solution for renewable energy

    -            Be aware of the different types of batteries and their applications

    -            Be aware of the different battery brands and their specifications which are available in South Africa

    -            Be aware of the sizing and selection of appropriate invertors, chargers and solar photo voltaic modules with reference to the different types of batteries used.


    -            Introduction to Battery Systems as a storage solution for renewable energy

    1. Explain Storage
    2. Reason for Storage
    3. Objective
    4. Technology Forecast/Trends

    -            Types of Batteries

    1. Application
    2. Cost vs Life Cycle
    3. Maintenance

    -            Technical

    1. Description & Specifications
    2. Pro’s & Con’s
    3. Duty & Life Cycles
    4. External Factors
    5. Management Systems
    6. Installation
    7. Testing
    8. End of Life

    -            Feasibility Comparison

    1. Depth of Discharge
    2. Life Cycle
    3. Cost
    4. Financial Model

    -            Standards & Safety

    1. Installation
    2. Storage
    3. Maintenance
    4. Consumables

    Standards and OHS Act & Regulations

     ECSA CPD Accreditation

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  • Pivotal Training


    Our aim in the presentation of our training is to be of the highest professional standard. We attempt to make all courses relevant, up-to-date and concise. As we all know, time is a commodity, and therefore we cannot afford to waste it. 

    Course Frameworks  


    Upon completion of any course, the attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance or a Certificate of Completion will be issued. Certain courses also have HWSETA accreditation. These courses are presented through one of our business partners. Please contact us for more information.

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